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BPD to honor fallen members of department during National Police Week

Wynn recognized local officers who died in the line of duty. Along with High Point officers were their family members, recruits in basic law enforcement training, community members and Greensboro police officers.

"They did their jobs not knowing that responding to the scene of a tragic attack would set into motion another tragedy that they would not realize until many years later" he said.

The city's Annual Police Memorial Ceremony opened with the Pittsfield Police Department and Berkshire County Sheriff's Department Color Guard - with piping by the Berkshire Highlanders.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed the week of may 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Week.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald will be reading the roll of honor, recognizing the names of the state's 48 fallen police officers.

James Bradford, director of public relations for the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, estimated about 200 people attended to honor the 59 law enforcement officers from Chattanooga and surrounding areas who had fallen in the line of duty, as well as their survivors. Each year, there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, resulting in almost 16,000 injuries. Come out and honor our local men and women in law enforcement, and thank them for their choice to serve.

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The force was strong for Kylo in 2016 as he soared 2,368 spots for the boys, from number 3,269 in 2015 to number 901. In general, she said, parents don't want to give their children names that might attract controversy.

"They sacrifice their life, their time, their family and so forth, always putting their life on the line, and there have been several officers that have lost their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice", Munguia said.

"It's an opportunity to surround the families of the fallen ones in a circle of support and honor the officers who risk their lives everyday", she said.

- Twelve law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in St. Lucie County were remembered Thursday in a memorial service during National Police Week.

Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, aims to make the murder or attempted murder of police officers, firefighters and first responders an "aggravating" factor when considering the death penalty.

"Police officers and staff, are ordinary people doing an extraordinary role to protect their communities".

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